On Saturday, August 1st, the public was permitted by the village board to visit the Gouveia property--but only between the hours of 12 and 3 pm with no access to the house--and only by shuttle bus NOT private car. Village staff was on hand.
--Costs, $200K bond for the property; this amount was not taken from the million dollar endowment; when questioned the board vaguely indicated at least some of this was for "A.D.A" compliance.
--So far, the village has also spent approximately $45K; see only some of the costs they originally projected in multiple forums versus what the costs have actually turned out to be, in a letter from Croton United's Joel Gingold here https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/the-latest-from-joel-gingold-on-gouveia-park-spending/469532806537089
Everything Croton had one "parent" volunteer in attendance AT THE 8/1 VISIT; a senior citizen also attended. Both have shared their notes and photos, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED; may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission from the photographers. Many thanks!
8/1/15 SITE VISIT:
--APPROXIMATELY 26 PEOPLE were in attendance; of that number, approximately half were officials, friends and family of officials.
--The terrain was pronounced extremely "difficult"--hilly, rocky, and or sloping by both senior and "parent" in attendance.
--The mayor informed a resident that the citations have been fixed. See photos.
--The single lane access road/driveway from entrance to house is 2/10 of a mile long approximately; the lane will have to be widened to accommodate two lane traffic in and out.
Click on the photos below. Your editor hopes to make the next site visit.